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Maltipoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockapoo Comparison - Dog breed selector: Maltepoo or Coton or Cockerpoo? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Maltipoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockapoo" Compare Maltipoo and Coton de Tulear. Which is better: Maltipoo or Coton de Tulear or Cockapoo?
Name Maltipoo Coton de Tulear Cockapoo
OriginsGermany France Italy Madagascar United States
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank55881196
Reviews392
User Ratings

Other Names Maltepoo, Maltapoo, Moodle, Malt-A-Poo, Multapoo, Multipoo, Malte-Poo, Maltapoo, Multapoo, Multi-Poo, Maltese-Poodle, Malt-oodles, MaltiPoodle, mPoo Coton, Cotie Cockerpoo, Spoodle (AU), Cockerdoodle
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Continental Kennel Club
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
National Maltipoo Club
Maltipoo Club of America
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
Price $400-$2000 $2400-$3000 900-1100

Maltipoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockapoo General Appearance Comparison

Size Small
Medium
Small Small
Weight 5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg) 12-15 pounds (5.5-7 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Avg. Weight 12.5 pounds (5,5 kg) 13.5 pounds (5.6 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
Height 10-13 inches (25-33 cm) 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Avg. Height 11.5 inches (27 cm) 11 inches (27.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Maltipoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockapoo Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Fluffy
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Soft Curly
Wavy
Colors Almost all colors
Apricot
Gold
White
Grey
Cream
Black
White Black
Brown
Silver
Tan
Red
White
Grooming
Average: The Maltipoo requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Maltipoos shed none to minimal.
Coton de Tulears are low shedders.
Cockapoos are low shedders.

Maltipoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockapoo Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Active
Intelligent
Affectionate
Funny
Obedient
Companionable
Affectionate
Lively
Trainable
Intelligent
Playful
Vocal
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Friendly
Loving
Going
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Maltipoo's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Cockapoo's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Maltipoos are easy to train.
Coton de Tulears are quite easy to train.
Cockapoos are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Maltipoo is a playful breed.
The Coton de Tulear is a playful breed.
The Cockapoo is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Coton de Tulears don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Maltipoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Coton de Tulears are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cockapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Maltipoos are a social breed.
Coton de Tulears are a social breed.
Cockapoos are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Maltipoo is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Coton de Tulear barks occasionally.
Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Maltipoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Coton de Tulears are average watchdogs.
Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Maltipoos are average defenders.
Coton de Tulears are average defenders.
Cockapoos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Coton de Tulear has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Maltipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Coton de Tulears have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cockapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Maltipoo is strong enough to escape from home.
Coton de Tulears have average wanderlust potential.
Cockapoos have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Maltipoos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Coton de Tulears don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Cockapoos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Maltipoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Maltipoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Coton de Tulears adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cockapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Maltipoos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Coton de Tulears do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Cockapoos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Maltipoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockapoo Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Maltipoos are stranger friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are stranger friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Maltipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are kid-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Maltipoos are cat-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are very cat-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Maltipoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are dog-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Maltipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Coton de Tulear is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cockapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Maltipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Coton de Tulears are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cockapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Maltipoos are usually friendly towards other pets.
Coton de Tulears are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cockapoos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Maltipoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Coton de Tulears are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cockapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Maltipoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Coton de Tulear breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cockapoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Maltipoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockapoo Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Maltipoos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Coton de Tulear is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Cockapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Epilepsy
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Legg-perthes Disease
Hip Dysplasia
Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 14-16 years 14-18 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Maltipoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Coton de Tulears have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cockapoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Maltipoos have an average exercise need.
Coton de Tulears have an average exercise need.
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Maltipoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Coton de Tulears sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cockapoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Coton de Tulear has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Maltipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Coton de Tulear is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cockapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Maltipoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockapoo Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

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